6 Productivity Tips For Busy Solopreneurs


For people who work from home it’s an undeniable fact that getting things done is absolutely challenging. Luckily, there are tons of tips and tricks to solve this lack of productivity and when you implement it, this can be very beneficial to you as a person and to your creative business.

6 Productivity Tips For Busy Solopreneurs

6 Secrets To Be Productive As A Soloprenuer

  1. Plan Your Day

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This is so true especially if you’re running an online business. The key here is to plan your day ahead. Spend some time before you sleep, get your journal and write down every tasks that you need to complete the next day. Always start with the most critical task because you have the most energy 2-4 hours after waking up.

  1. Have your own working space

It may seem fun to work in your bed all the day but that is not helping you to become productive. I know your bed is cozy and comfortable but you need to realize that bed is intended for sleep and not for work!

The best way to discipline yourself is to get a dedicated work space outside of your bedroom. It doesn’t need to be fancy – a clean flat table and comfortable chair will do. This will help cultivate your creativity and boost productivity plus a cup of your favorite beverage will always help.

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  1. Get Dressed

It may seem like an overkill but getting dressed with casual clothing while working from home is definitely a must if you want to boost your productivity. This doesn’t mean that you need a suit and tie or a dress but something like polo shirts and jeans. Remember, the key here is NOT to be too comfortable.

When you run an online business there will be times when you need to video call a freelancer or a potential client – and of course, you want to be taken seriously, right?

  1. Create a Functional Schedule

You need to set a schedule based on your priorities. And it’s super important especially if you work at home. Remember, you’re the boss here so you need to be functional at all times or else, opportunities will fly out of the window! You can set your schedule to 9 hours with one hour for lunch break.

In your schedule, consider what time is the peak of your productivity. Ask yourself if you get more important things done in the morning, afternoon or at night. This is because not everyone is a morning person and you also need to consider your priorities – do you have an important meeting at 8:00 am? Make adjustments if you need to.

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  1. Automate your time consuming tasks

Now, I want you to think of tasks that seriously eats up your time. Believe it or not, these tasks not only cost you time but it definitely cost you money. Let’s say you spend 3 hours to create graphics for your new blog post. What if I told you that creating a template for your graphics can reduce that 3 hours to 15 minutes? Incredible!

Also, if you’re struggling to find time to always update your social media you can take advantage of free scheduling tools that will save you A LOT of time while giving you the results you want. I personally like Tailwind as it comes in a free trial and what I do is just choose a schedule and I’m done! Just think of the MANY more important things that you can with the time you saved.

  1. Eliminate distractions as much as possible

Once you started working, remind yourself that “you mean business” why? It’s so easy to get distracted. The internet has made it even difficult to focus because a click away will put your productivity in vain!

To solve this problem, determine what are the things that distracts you from getting things done and take the necessary actions. Let’s say you are researching for a new blog post when an email pops up, of course you will check on it, click on it and see? your now out of track!

What I did to combat this scenario is I will put my smartphone on airplane mode, close all the unnecessary tabs in the browser and leave the things that you need to complete the certain task. Doing this will greatly help boost your productivity.

How do you boost your productivity?


  • I don’t work for home full-time (I wish!) but I feel like these tips are useful for when I’m working on things at home, too! Making sure I have a list is MAJOR for me. I write down EVERYTHING, even “little things” because sometimes you just need a win to gain momentum! Great tips! 🙂

    • Yes yes yes! When you stop doing even the small things you get stuck! I also write down everything as I am more of a oozy type of gal if I will not write it down I will get lost lol. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  • This is a great list! When working from home, it is SO tempting to just stay in jammies all day but I totally agree that getting dressed is a fantastic way to get yourself into the right mindset for working!

    • HAHA! I SO AGREE with you! Staying in the bed + jammies + food + netflix LOL! Thanks for reading sooo happy you liked it! :*

  • Miss Piggy

    I am planning to have a small business next year and this tips would surely help me and I should take note of eliminating distractions and focus on my endeavors 🙂

    • Ohhh that sounds amazing! I’m so glad the article was helpful 🙂 Let me know if you need more tips

  • Charleen Nicholson

    These are actual real tips that i can do today! I’m in a huge slump, unmotivated, and every day feel overwhelmed and unsure if where to start. I know a list is vital, but even making the list seems trying sometimes. PRIORITIZING is my issue, thank you for this. It would be cool if these steps were each on a downloadable pdf list too 😉

    • Hey Charlene! I can totally resonate with you it’s not a joke to make lists and prioritize stuff so I suggest take it in little by little 🙂 Oh and the downloadable pdf is coming soon on all my post! I’m finishing it all off and upload it <3 I'll send you a copy 😉

  • Lisa Balthaser

    I agree. Creating templates allows you to provide valuable content for your social media platforms with little time and effort each week! I did this last year and drastically reduced the amount of time I spend on this AND got a lot of positive feedback from my followers who love it!

  • Nice post and indeed, valuable. I so super agree with having a dedicated space for work especially at home. Focus needs to be on productivity and the home is an environment that not only causes one to lose focus, but procrastinating as well.

    Another thing that can be done, prior to working, is to accomplish little chores such as fixing the bed. By accomplishing small tasks, it sets the tone to finishing work that needs to be done.

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    • Hey Robert! Love little chores that you mentioned it does help a lot! Happy you like the post 🙂

  • Shaira Mariel Habon

    Great post! I am an entrepreneur too and I find all these tips effective. I agree that planning is the best way to start your work day. I actually wrote something about Time Management here: http://shairahabon.com/2016/08/31/time-management-101-get-things-done/

    • Hey Shaira! Thanks for reaching out I’m so happy you loved it! I’m hopping on to your site and I am EXCITED to read your post! <3

  • Stephanay Jnote

    This is so needed and well written. Thank you for posting this. Very inspired.

  • Adelheid Bethanny

    These are such good ideas! I get distracted a lot and I find it hard to manage my time between blogging and school. I really needed this. Thanks a lot!

    • Yey thank you Adelheid! 🙂 Let me know if you need more tips <3

  • Lester Pioquinto

    Awesome list you have here! I want to be productive but most of the time I just find myself procrastinating and not getting the tiniest bit of thing done. I’ll be sure to try the things you’ve enumerated! Hope it works 🙂

    • Thank you Lester! So happy you liked it! 🙂 Let me know if you need more tips 😉